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Andy Reading Memorial 10K

Listed by Slowly But Shirley
Chesterton, Chesterton Bicester OX26 UK
24 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
adiet13 Unaffiliated 38:31 38:31 40:00 38:31 71.62
Agent Orange Conditions were still and quite mild; and I ran (?my first?) intelligent race.  Began brightly but resisted the temptation to chase.  Some people flew by but I managed to keep with those who just edged by and managed my speed through them.  Got to half way in 21.36 - steady 4.20 pace.  Got to the 6km marker thinking I'd done 7 but even that didn't phase me - though kms 7, 8 and 9 were in the high 4.20s.  Charged home in 43.42 for 106th place out of 435 and a total improvement of 111 seconds in my 10K time this year.  What a way to finish.  Saw Fetchies a plenty -all lovely. Unaffiliated 43:42 43:42 43:59 43:42 66.47
Ally C 4 seconds outside PB and to be honest I did not run well.  Flat course made it definite PB potential but I set of too fast and struggled near the end.  No mental strength!!!  Disappointing as I think I am capable of better.  Nevertheless another sub 40 min 10K RAF AC, Moray Roadrunners 36:05 39:36 40:30 39:40 70.03
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 41:51 42:00 45:20 60.85
Devonrose First actual 10k race.. so whatever happens this will be a PB! Unaffiliated 44:02 47:27 50:00 47:27 60.30
Fido2Dogs Abingdon Amblers AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK 51:25 51:25 51:25 62.00
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 43:25 48:23 48:23 63.44
Gobi 7th, poor run comments in training log. Unaffiliated 33:14 33:14 35:40 78.45
Gottotri Had no idea I could run that fast! In fact could have done better if I had concentrated for the full 10k and not chatted to other runners half way round!
Flat, fast course - no wind - perfect running weather. Unaffiliated 50:00 54:10 56:00 54:10 58.35
HeidiM North Derbyshire RC 48:46 48:46 48:46 63.31
Jane B PB but under the weather with chest infection Eynsham RoadRunners 52:11 52:44 52:44 59.15
Jogging Pioneer Unaffiliated 48:33 49:38 47:00 49:38 54.21
KevR Oxford Tri 38:02 38:02 38:11 70.63
libra Rapidly downgrading my predicted time - but still hoping for a PB.** Update**PB achieved, and better time than I'd hoped. Won't be gun time, though, as I was still strolling down a side road as the gun went. Unaffiliated 44:02 47:00 48:15 47:00 69.48
Loca Will be first race coming back from injury - PB unlikely. West 4 Harriers 37:10 38:54 41:00 38:54 78.73
Misfit Unaffiliated 48:22 48:22 50:00 48:22 62.72
NikW Vegetarian Cycling & AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK 46:00 51:35 51:35 57.21
Oxford Adrian Unaffiliated 45:50 45:50 45:50 62.45
Rach E 2nd lady. Happy enough given very interrupted training of late thanks to bicycle accidents and a stitched knee from XC fall last week. Looking forward to getting some good training in now :-) Thank you for an excellent race again Alchester. Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, Team Kennet 36:58 36:58 37:57 79.92
RunLikeTheWind Unaffiliated 1:01:49 1:05:06 1:12:51 48.76
Shadowfax Abingdon Amblers AC 39:29 41:56 41:56 69.83
Slowly But Shirley Something about this 10k that I really love, despite the fact that a good proportion is run around an uninspiring airfield!  Maybe it's the PB potential or maybe just the excellent encouraging marshalling or time of year - or all 3 factors - I don't know.  This will be my 4th consecutive year of doing this race so I'd say it was a personal favourite!
UPDATE:  Maybe I shouldn't have run today, was feeling very sick and had to keep slowing down to a walk to let my heaving stomach settle.  Plus sudden pain in my left calf muscle had me hobbling the last 1k to the finish line!!  Despite that I'm still glad I did it - friendly encouraging marshalls kept me going and this race always has a nice atmosphere.  Hope to be 100% well for my 5th Andy Reading next year then! MK Lakeside Runners 54:57 55:11 1:00:23 51.97
solitude_fairy Lovely race, very well organised and fantastic support from the marshalls. Shame my performance was not to match it. By 2K my lungs hurt, by 3K I was coughing and spluttring.  I saw Bridget at 7K and wanted to pull out.  Thanks for the encouragement Bridget, I ran/walked to the finish.  Moral of the story is if you feel so poorly do not run. I was beaten by Dad by 5 minutes. Now I will either quit, or I will fight harder. Dad is going to pace me to a sub 60 if he can get into the race we are thinking about.  Still coughing and spluttering now. Nice to meet Simon and IanM and HeidiM. Unaffiliated 1:01:21 1:01:21 1:04:50 47.85
Wriggling Snake Stockport Harriers & AC 44:05 48:24 48:24 60.97

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